ZOOEY DESCHANEL Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Zooey Claire Deschanel                                                       
Born: 17 January 1980 Los Angeles, California, United States                       
Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress and singer.   
Deschanel made her film debut in 1999's Mumford and soon became known for           
memorable, deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000), The     
New Guy (2002), Big Trouble (2002) and The Good Girl (2002). She then began         
playing female leads, in All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's   
Guide to the Galaxy (2005), and Tin Man in 2007.                                   
Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars       
Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. Deschanel has sung in     
several of her films, and her debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward         
under the moniker She and Him) will be released on March 18 2008.